The swearing-in of the flag in Barcelona after two years of absence has been a complete success. Barcelona once again received all those interested in demonstrating their commitment to the country in a ceremony that has managed to exceed expectations, even leaving some volunteers on the waiting list.
Thus, after two years of the pandemic, Barcelona has once again hosted one of the commemorations in honor to the Day of the Armed Forces that will be next May 28. It has been possible to live the passion of those interested in the flag and the Army who have completed a wonderful sunny day in Barcelona.
Six hundred civilians have sworn the flag on Saturday morning at the Bruch barracks in the Catalan capital in an act that has resumed after two years with the highest honors. This has been chaired by the Military Commander of Barcelona and Tarragona, Brigadier General Joaquín Broch accompanied by other body commanders.
On the occasion of the celebration on May 28 of the Armed Forces Day, which is usually commemorated on the Saturday closest to May 30, Civilian flag swearing-in events have been organized throughout Spain, with which ordinary citizens can express their commitment to the country.
The event in Barcelona began with the reading of the oath formula by the Colonel-in-Chief of the Barcelona Regiment No. 63, Andrés Cenjor, after which the civilians paraded individually before the flags of the Arpiles 62, Barcelona 63 regiments and the Basic General Academy of NCOs, all of them based in Barcelona, the Ministry of Defense has reported.
Brigadier General Broch said that the act of swearing in the flag allows the Barcelona Infantry Regiment No. 63 “to testify to its commitment to the city that gives it its name and welcomes it, and to express its gratitude for the affection that its neighbors offer it” .
This is the first time that the people of Barcelona have sworn before the flag of the Barcelona regiment nº 63which was created in 2020 and has inherited the historic name of “Tercio de Voluntarios de Barcelona”, a group that dates back to the 17th century.
According to Defense, the large number of civilians interested in swearing to the flag has forced to expand the quotas and the number of flags before whom to take an oath. Despite this, hundreds of citizens have remained on the waiting list, although the Ministry assured in previous days that they will be invited to the next events.
Three years later we can enjoy the swearing-in of the flag at the Bruc Barracks in Barcelona.
More than 600 Barcelonans and Catalans have sworn today the flag that unites us all.
Long live Barcelona, Long live Catalonia and Long live Spain🇪🇸 pic.twitter.com/nWE7iWnl6C
— Josep Bou Vila 🇪🇸 (@josebouvila) May 14, 2022
Some constitutionalist politicians such as the leader of the Barcelona PP, Josep Bou, have also wanted to accompany the attendees and enjoy the act. For Bou, the Jura is an event that demonstrates how the flag “unites us all”.
With a parade of the Honors Unit and the delivery of the oath certificate together with the so-called Backpack Flag, it has put an end to an act with which it intends to strengthen the ties of society with the army and that will have new editions in the future.